Tucked within a sought-after enclave of Altadena, a secluded private road leads you to this stunningly re-envisioned Mid-Century boasting the character and charm of a period home, with updated systems and modern day upgrades. The bright, airy open floor plan is everything you’d expect from this classic mid-1950’s home. Large windows and sliding doors open to the front and back yards: in front is a walled in private patio bordered by trees, mountains, and nature, creating the most idyllic surroundings for an al fresco dinner under the stars, or morning coffee with the birds. Directly across the street is a less-known trailhead for Sam Merrill trail, which winds its way up behind the home into Echo Mountain. A serene setting for lovers of nature. Inside the home, a light filled dining room leads to a renovated pristine kitchen featuring new stainless steel appliances, quartz counters and a paned picture window with mountain views. Two ample light filled bedrooms with large closets lead to the master with a spacious walk-in closet and luxurious master bath featuring double vanity sinks and beautiful tile work in a custom walk-in shower. Off the master is generous sized sitting room, which opens to the front patio - a perfect entertainer’s den or home office. Enjoy the privacy, serenity and calmness Altadena has to offer. The neighborhood’s best hiking trails right outside your door, and moments to Farnsworth park, Cafe de Leche and all that Lake Boulevard has to offer.
Hiking Echo Mountain via the Sam Merrill Trail is a rewarding experience, rich with history. First, Echo Mountain itself is the site of the ruins of the Echo Mountain House — a hotel built in the late 1800’s by Thaddeus Lowe. Second, it’s right in your backyard.
Sunset Magazine declares the Sam Merrill Trail one of the “Top 45 Hikes in the West,” and USA Today includes the Sam Merrill trail in a list of “Ten Great North American Hikes.” Whether it lives up to these claims is for you to decide, but it is a great hike, with a climb that will give your legs a workout, and reward you with expansive views over Los Angeles. And one of its less-known trailhead is right out front of 3367 Ellington Villa Drive.